Why 707-HP Dodge Challenger Hellcat Doesn't Conflict With Green Goals

Green Car Reports

Automotive sites with readers whose tastes tend toward sports and performance cars have been having a field day with the upcoming 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. This 707-horsepower muscle car (along with the Charger Hellcat four-door sedan announced just this morning) is the most powerful volume-production car ever offered by one of the

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SUVs so hot that Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200 may never return

Green Car Reports

Two casualties of this truck fever were the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 sedans. Earlier this year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles updated its five-year plan, with the Italian-American carmaker focusing more heavily on trucks and SUVs. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne previously said the company would attempt to outsource manufacturing of these models to. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA

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Tesla P85D Destroys Dodge Challenger Hellcat On Dragstrip: Electric Car Thrashes 707-HP Hemi (Video)

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Say "P85D" to Tesla owners and fans, and you will see the drooling and twitching and heavy breathing and lustful stares--and more drooling--that Tesla''s fastest, highest-performance electric car brings. The same happens with the word "Hellcat" for fans of high-powered Hemi V-8 performance.

FCA sued over emissions of 2007-2012 Dodge Ram diesel pickups with Cummins engines

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A class-action lawsuit filed against the two companies Monday accuses them of conspiring to conceal illegally-high levels of emissions in Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 diesel pickup trucks manufactured between. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and engine supplier Cummins are the latest companies to be accused of hiding excess diesel-exhaust emissions.

2013 Dodge Dart

Green Car Reports

The new 2013 Dodge Dart gets the post-bankruptcy Chrysler back into the compact car game with a dose of rakish style and more than a little attitude. The Dart is not only visually distinct on the road, it's one of the roomiest cars in the compact sedan segment. It's not necessarily the best car in the class, but it will find many buyers who like

Nissan Pixo dodges the taxman with 99g/km CO2

Green Cars News

Nissan’s little Pixo city car is the latest model to join the tax-dodging sub 100g/km CO2 club, thanks to a few clever engine tweaks. That’s not all the Pixo has changed for the summer, the new revised model also benefits from a choice of fresh, new exterior colours and improved interior. Changes to the model’s [.]. Nissan CO2 emissions Nissan Pixo

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One diesel to dodge the Congestion Charge changes: Volvo’s V60 Plug-in Hybrid

Green Cars News

Changes to London''s Congestion Charge exemptions may have irked a lot of motorists, as all previously exempt diesels now face paying the charge, but there is one oil burner which will still dodge charge when the changes come into force from July-Volvo''s V60 Plug-in Hybrid.

2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan: Details Preview Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

With only a month remaining before it pulls the covers off what may be its most important car in decades, Chrysler has released details of its upcoming 2013 Dodge Dart. That's the model name it's chosen, pulled out of the archives for the new compact sedan that will replace the uncompetitive Dodge Caliber. The public will see the complete vehicle

2013 Dodge Dart: More Teaser Photos, Now The Instrument Panel

Green Car Reports

One week ago, we got the first teaser photos of the 2013 Dodge Dart, the all-new compact sedan that will replace the unloved and obsolete Dodge Caliber hatchback. Dodge says the 2013 Dart's interior will Now, we've got more. Chrysler has released two more photos, in this case of the instrument cluster and touchscreen center stack in the console.

Tesla Dodges Traditional Dealerships—And Questions Remain

Green Car Reports

Tesla Motors [NSDW: TSLA], by nearly all accounts, is an automaker that’s doing things differently. It’s based in Silicon Valley, not Detroit. And it’s transitioning from making a very modest number of Tesla Roadster models to, it plans, tens of thousands of all-electric luxury sedans—with an impressive EPA driving range of

2013 Dodge Dart Achieves (Projected) 40-MPG Combined Mileage

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Dodge Dart, which will be fully revealed to the public at next week's Detroit Auto Show, achieved a preliminary gas-mileage rating of 40 mpg on the EPA combined cycle, according to Chrysler. That remarkable figure--which the company notes is "unadjusted," and which has not yet been published on the EPA gas-mileage website--is higher than

Dodge introduces new Dart compact, pricing starting at $15,995; 40 mpg unadjusted with 1.4L MultiAir turbo and DDCT

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Dodge Brand President and CEO Reid Bigland introduces the new 2013 Dodge Dart at the Detroit Auto Show. Dodge introduced the new 2013 Dodge Dart compact at the Detroit Auto Show. The last compact model introduced by Dodge was the Caliber, in 2006. “

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Retro Electric Car Cool On eBay: 1980 Dodge Electrica

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Okay, so the Dodge Omni, on which this 1980 Dodge Electrica is based, was never the coolest of vehicles, but thirty years on it definitely has more character than your average Haven't you heard? Retro is in fashion right now, so if you have a few thousand burning a hole in your pocket, there's just the vehicle waiting for you on eBay right now.

RIP Caliber: Substandard Subcompact Superseded By Dodge Dart

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That news will probably come neither as a surprise nor much of a shame to many of you, as Dodge's baby hatchback hasn't exactly set the market on fire and has been representative of a time before American carmakers cared about making competitive compacts. Ding, dong, the Caliber's dead.

2013 Dodge Dart Limited: Gas-Mileage Drive Report

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Dodge Dart has gotten off to a slow start in the market, but it''s a vitally important car for Chrysler. The first vehicle based on shared underpinnings from its parent Fiat, the Dart has to show Chrysler can build competitive cars--and, even more important, top-quality small cars that compete in the heart of the market: the compact

Should 2013 Dodge Compact Be Named Dart, Duster, Camber.Or Caliber?

Green Car Reports

With just six weeks to go before the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, where Chrysler will unveil its critically important 2013 Dodge compact sedan, we still know relatively little about it. We've seen a spy shot, and last week we learned that the new model won't be called the Dodge Hornet, a name we rather liked. “Hornet will not be the name

Lithium-Sulfur Batteries, Tesla P85D Vs Dodge Hellcat Rematch, Fossil-Fuel Agitprop: Today's Car News

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Today on Green Car Reports: lithium-sulfur batteries hold promise for electric cars, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat driver recovers from his loss to a Tesla Model S P85D, and a new video compares fossil fuels to your girlfriend. All this and more on Green Car Reports. See why advances in lithium-sulfur batteries could offer promise for electric cars

New Chrysler transmission to boost fuel economy

Green Cars News

Chrysler is to introduce an eight-speed automatic transmission that will help boost fuel economy for both the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger in 2012. Chrysler Green cars Latest news Chrysler 300 Chrysler transmission Dodge Charger eight speed transmissionLicensed through ZF, the transmission will be mated to the 3.6litre V6 Pentastar engine and offers a four-mile-per-gallon increase in fuel economy that takes the fuel economy of the two [.].

2013 Dodge Dart: Automatic Cars On The Way In August

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So it’s no surprise that Chrysler -- whose manual transmission 2013 Dodge Dart launched earlier this year -- is working hard to bring automatic and It’s a well-known fact that most Americans prefer to drive cars with automatic gearboxes over ones with manual transmissions, while others are unsure of how to drive stick at all.

2013 Dodge Dart Video & Photos Leak Before Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

Before its unveiling, coming at 8:45 am this Monday, Chrysler trickled out photos of the exterior and dashboard of its new 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan. But now both a video and more photos have leaked out onto those crazy Interwebz, showing every angle of the first product developed by the combined Fiat-Chrysler companies. The video is comprised

2013 Dodge Dart: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

Green Car Reports

We'll admit it - we're excited about the 2013 Dodge Dart. Why shouldn't we be? It's a great-looking compact with a good range of efficient engines, with high equipment levels. It's also a spiritual successor to the respected Neon, and should banish memories of the resented Caliber. The model will now be rotating for all to see on the auto show

2013 Dodge Compact Sedan: More Info On Chrysler's Most Crucial Car

Green Car Reports

The most important car that will be unveiled at next January's Detroit Auto Show may be the new 2013 compact sedan from Dodge, the first all-new vehicle designed by the combined Chrysler-Fiat companies. This morning, spy shots have leaked out and GreenCarReports has a small nugget of information on the Dodge compact that we haven't seen published

How Does The 2013 Dodge Dart Get 40 MPG? It's The Transmission

Green Car Reports

When the covers came off the 2013 Dodge Dart at last month's Detroit Auto Show, the new compact sedan got high marks for style, interior design, and putting Chrysler back in the car game. The Dart lineup will also include a model that gets 40 mpg on the EPA highway cycle, but so far Dodge has been hazy on the specs of that particular model.

Dodge EV bests Dodge Challenger

Plugs and Cars

We first heard about Chrylser's plug-in car plans at the end of September. Less than two months later Chrysler's EV guy Lou Rhodes held an impromptu drag race against his own best gasoline sports car. It doesn't surprise that the electric car outpaced the competition.

2013 Dodge Dart: Full Details From Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

The 2013 Dodge Dart is set to be one of 2012's most significant new releases. Replacing the underperforming Dodge Caliber, the new Dart should give Dodge it's strongest compact ever and provide tough competition for Ford's Focus and Chevrolet's Cruze - and now we have all the details.

2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan: Video From Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

We brought you the actual unveiling of the 2013 Dodge Dart, complete with flashy graphics, loud music, and the car emerging in a welter of spotlights. Now, we can bring you a slightly calmer walkaround and summary of Chrysler's most important new car on video, as a complement to the full Dodge Dart details we published last week.

2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan Priced From $16,790

Green Car Reports

Not only will the 2013 Dodge Dart deliver fuel economy as high as 40 mpg on the highway, it will deliver an impressively low starting price, too. Available in five different versions, the least expensive Dart will be priced from $16,790, including a $795 destination charge. Even that buys a compact sedan with an impressive list of standard

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2013 Dodge Dart Launch: Live Video From Detroit Auto Show

Green Car Reports

We're just back from the live launch of the 2013 Dodge Dart, one of the most crucial--and well-attended--launch events of the Detroit Auto Show. And while it may fit right into Chrysler's marketing plans, we thought you'd like to see the actual unveiling--complete with flashy videos, loud music, and the occasional crash of drums on the soundtrack

Chrysler introducing new 2013 Dodge Dart compact; first use of new Compact US Wide architecture derived from Fiat

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The all-new 2013 Dodge Dart compact car will make its world debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., The original Dodge Dart was first introduced as a full-size car in 1960, then moved from a mid-size in 1962 to a compact format from 1963-1976. The all-new Dodge Dart will be made at Chrysler Group’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill.

Tesla Model S P85D 'Insane' Mode: NSFW Video Shows How Insane It Really Is

Green Car Reports

DON''T MISS: Tesla P85D Destroys Dodge Challenger Hellcat Many Tesla fans and electric-car drivers now know about the Model SP85D, Tesla''s all-wheel-drive electric car that''s arguably the fastest four-door sedan on the market.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: Plug-In Minivan Offers 30 Miles Of Electric Range

Green Car Reports

Chrysler’s Town & Country was one of the first minivan on the market when it arrived in 1989 as a spinoff of the original Dodge Caravan, and its mix of practicality and near-premium status did a lot to boost the segment. For 2017, Chrysler is putting the Town & Country name out to pasture--but it's still making waves in the segment. Detroit Auto Show Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

Hellcat Driver Who Lost Drag Race To Tesla P85D Ready For Rematch

Green Car Reports

Last month, a Tesla Model S P85D electric car stormed silently to a drag-race victory over a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and became the talk of the Internet.

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2013 Dodge Dart Aero: High-Mileage Version Of New Compact Coming Soon

Green Car Reports

The eagerly-awaited new 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan will start arriving at dealerships in June. But the first volley of Darts won't include every model. The model with the highest gas mileage will be known as the Dart Aero, and it should go on sale sometime between July and September. At a Dart drive event two weeks ago, the company revealed a

Hybrids dodge higher BiK tax charge for diesels

Green Cars News

Diesel hybrids will escape the 3 per cent benefit-in-kind supplement usually applied to diesel cars. An announcement by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that diesel hybrids cannot be subjected to the usual additional tax, is great news for businesses seeking to run fuel and cost efficient cars and for car makers such as Peugeot, Citroen [.]. Hybrid cars benefit-in-kind Citroen diesel HMRC hybrid Peugeot tax Volvo

2013 Dodge Dart Aero Gets 41 MPG Highway, 32 MPG Combined Rating

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Now, it’s time to add the 2013 Dodge Dart Aero to that list. Promised earlier this year, the Dart Aero is the latest Dodge Dart to be If you’re in the market for a compact sedan with a low running costs and a highway gas mileage over 40 mpg, you’ll know there are an increasingly large number of non-hybrid cars to choose from.

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Why The 2013 Dodge Dart Sedan HAS To Get 40 MPG Highway

Green Car Reports

Most makers have at least one car that achieves 40 mpg, but for the new 2013 Dodge Dart, it's not an option--there has to be one model of the Dart that's rated by the EPA at 40 mpg or better on the highway cycle. It's a magic number, 40 mpg, a nice big round figure to tout in big print every time gasoline prices go up.

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Dodge introduces new compact car in Detroit

Green Cars News

It has introduced the new Dodge Dart for the 2013 model year – the first Dodge vehicle based on a Fiat architecture with [.]. Chrysler Green cars Latest news Chrysler Group compact car Detroit Motor Show Dodge Dodge Dart new Dodge DartThe Detroit Motor Show has been a non-stop celebration of the future of motoring – and now the Chrysler Group has given us a glimpse into its plans for the year ahead.

Sexy BMW i8 Plug-In Hybrid Falls To Sticker Price As Dealer Markups Wane

Green Car Reports

Ask any potential buyer of a new Chevy Corvette or Dodge Hellcat model how much their dealership added to the sticker price for the first ones on the lot. Any insanely alluring, attractive, enticing car will likely see dealer markups when it first goes on sale. And the same applied as well to the sexy, startling, technically advanced BMW i8. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars Prices Through-the-road hybrids

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Super Slot Car: Electric Drag Racing Via V-12 Engine And Cables!

Green Car Reports

DON'T MISS: Tesla P85D Destroys Dodge Challenger. The sport of drag racing has been with us almost as long as the automobile has. Over the last decade, advances in high-power lithium-ion batteries have given rise to a new variant: electric drag racing. But before modern batteries existed, how could you possibly make a competitive electric dragster? Green Electric Drive History MG drag racing plug-in cars

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Electric Car Conversion: Dodge Neon

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I'm thinking about converting my 99 Neon to electric. Should I use AC or DC, and how big should I make the motor? Hi, Andrew - You can use either AC

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